CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Linn County Public Health Department has rolled out a series of tools for COVID-19 related cases in the county.
Currently, there are 507 positive cases in Linn County, 34 deaths, and 239 residents have recovered, according to Linn County Public Health website.
The website includes public health data such the age, race, and gender of COVID-19 patients.
The site also allows Linn County residents to view COVID-19 cases in their community by zip code. Currently, the 52404 zip code, which includes portions of SW Cedar Rapids, has the largest number of cases at 243.
During today's Linn County news conference public health presented two graphs that showed COVID-19 infection data in Linn County through 10 a.m. on April 23.
The first graph showed the number of positive coronavirus cases in Linn County increasing every day since the first confirmed case on March 20.
As of 10 a.m. on April 23, these numbers are:
- Ages 0-17: Five (5) confirmed cases
- Ages 18-40: 187 confirmed cases
- Ages 41-60: 161 confirmed cases
- Ages 61-80: 99 confirmed cases
- Ages 80 and over: 48 confirmed cases
“As you can see, we have not yet hit the apex, and we’re still trending upward, so we must be diligent and increase our efforts to meet this challenge. I thank you for your efforts to date. Imagine how much worse this could have been without your sacrifices,” Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker said, “This data also shows that COVID-19 does not discriminate by age. The death rate may be higher for people 60 and older, but young people are not immune to the severities of this disease. We need you to be extra careful as a community and not become complacent as the weather improves.”
Public Health continues to work with and monitor long term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks. There are now three long term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks, as defined by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
An outbreak is any facility with three or more cases of COVID-19 among residents.
Heritage Specialty Care now has 110 positive cases associated with the facility, 22 residents have died, and 72 have recovered.
At Linn Manor Care Center in Marion, 22 staff and residents have tested positive and 5 residents have died.
Manor Care Health Services, who was just identified today with an outbreak, has 10 residents and staff who have tested positive. There are no deaths associated with this outbreak at this time.